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Porter & Haylett Connoisseur Centre Cockpit Broads Cruiser

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Boat REF# 142620
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 47hp, BMC 2.5 (1984)
Lying Northern Broads


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Extra Details

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Designer Porter and Haylett Wroxham
Builder Porter and Haylett Wroxham
Lying Northern Broads
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Fuel capacity 220.0 ltr (48.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,636.5 ltr (360.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 47hp
Engine make and model BMC 2.5 (1984)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

2 x Solar panels producing 270 watts 15 amps
2x bilge pumps 1 electric and 1 manual.


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 12.37m (40'7")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Min 0.40m (1'4")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 2.01m (6'7")
Displacement 6,076kg (13,397.6lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Original gelcoat, immaculate topsides, top quality stainless fitings.
All over canopy for winter lay up- please email for additional pictures.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 4
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
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Non-Smokers tick

Immaculate and spacious accomodation in 3 cabins and large saloon. Loads of storage including some ingenious ideas added by the discerning owners. With 3 private cabins, en- suite facilities, these Broads Cruisers are second to none for space and comfort. For long distant cruising she has 3 water tanks, 1 x 40gallons, 1 x 60 gallons and 1x 20 gallons of hot water. There is a shower in the master cabin and an additional showertowards the aft of the boat, currently the space is used for storage but is plumbed ready to re-instate a shower unit.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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3 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
12.19m (40'0") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Here we have the most delightful and immaculate 42ft Porter and Haylett Connoisseur luxury Broads Cruiser. Built in 1984 at Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads, these boats were built to the highest standards. With 3 seperate cabins and a large stateroom living area she also has a shower room to the master cabin ( also a 2nd aft which is plumbed but acually used as a storeroom), the boat is bright and roomy with an excellent galley area. The current owners have kept her in beautiful order, and I can say no expense has been spared on this fabulous vessel.
The interior is in superb order with quality fittings and furinshings, she has been equipped with solar panels to keep the battery bank charged,(270 watts and 15 amps).
It is very rare that boats of such high specification come on the market, the current owners have enjoyed her for some 17 years and are moving on to new cruising waters.
She is available with a superb rural mooring, and has a safety certificate issued which is valid until 2016, she is also licenced for the Norfolk Broads until April 2014.
To sumarise, a spacious and indeed rare boat, in fine condition inside and out, suitable for Broads cruising and also ideal for the French and Dutch waterway systems. The owners have kindly given me access to keys and she is available for viewing any time to suit.

This Porter & Haylett Connoisseur Centre Cockpit Broads Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.